Summer Updates for ABC CREATE
August 2020 Hummingbird in the Virtual and Hybrid Learning Age
Date: August 12 - 13, 2020, (Optional office hours available on August 14, 2020)
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM each day, plus optional office hours on August 14th from 9 - 11 AM
Location: Digitally, on Zoom
Who: Up to 40 teachers, starting with CS Discoveries Cohort and expanding to others
Are you considering adding creative robotics to your curriculum to fill out your hands-on, STEM learning? Do you already have Hummingbirds in your classroom and find yourself wondering how you might be able to use them in a virtual or hybrid teaching experience? Join Kelsey Derringer from BirdBrain Technologies, makers of the Hummingbird Robotics Kit, along with a host of other teachers and mentors to learn the basics of coding, building, and teaching with Hummingbird in any environment or classroom Grades 4-12.
CALL FOR MENTORS: We will also be seeking 13+ mentors. These mentors will be in breakout rooms monitoring and acting as Lead Learners as participants learn and work, and ideally will:
Teaching Hands-On Learning in Virtual and Hybrid Learning Environments
Date: August 18, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: Digitally, on Zoom
Who: Open to ABC CREATE educators and others who may find this to be useful
Just because some or all of your students are learning from home does not have to put an end to hands-on learning! Join Kelsey Derringer of CodeJoy, an online coding, robotics, and engineering classroom, to learn tips, tricks, and tools for teaching engaging, hands-on lessons via Zoom.
Creative Beginnings with Buncee
Date: August 3-5, 2020 (See schedule for specific session times.)
Creative Beginnings with Buncee is an opportunity to help you refine your remote learning practices and leverage your community to engage your students, no matter the distance. This is a free, jam-packed week of stories and best practices shared by the Buncee community to help you transform your learning! Sessions will address topics like accessibility, makerspaces, student engagement, SEL, and STEM, and more!
Learn more at: bit.ly/bunceeCB
Teacher Talk: Hybrid Learning with Remote Robots
Date: Friday, August 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)
Tune in as Birdbrain founder, Dr. Tom Lauwers, teaches how you and your students don’t need to have robots at home – you can remotely program the robots that Birdbrain built! You’ll also learn how you can build your own Remote Robot for your students to program, and cover micro:bit classroom, a tool that enables you to view your students’ work as they learn to code remotely. Participants will be able to program Birdbrain Remote Robots in real time during the webinar!
To learn more, please visit https://www.birdbraintechnologies.com/webinar/remote-robots-august7/
Learning Revolution Daily Conference Sessions
Teachers, Administrators, Parents, Students, and Life-long Learners are invited to join this online conference hosted by Steve Hargadon's Learning Revolution Project. A variety of conference sessions are offered daily and attendance is free.
Join Learning Revolution and learn more at: https://learningrevolution.com/
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Indiana Connected Educators LIVE Conference
Date: July 20-24, 2020, 9 AM-6 PM
Educators and members of the Education Technology community are invited to attend the Indiana Connected Educators LIVE Conference. Speakers from all over the world are offering free, one-hour sessions that are open to everyone. Find content to enhance your work and help prepare you for the year ahead. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you would like!
Learn more at: iceconference.org
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CodeJoy Virtual Student Sessions
January 9-13, 2023
Click HERE to view available sessions!
Upcoming ABC CREATE Events
CodeJoy Teacher PD
Botlucks @ PSNK
March 22, 4:15-6:15 pm
Botlucks @ ARIN IU
March 30, 4:15-6:15 pm
April 4, 4:15-6:15 pm
Click HERE to register for a Robot Potluck session!